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SOLD 1601 Royal Avenue, San Mateo

  We just SOLD this move-in ready south Shoreview home. Selling in San Mateo can be such a fun ride! 1601 Royal Avenue - San Mateo This beautiful property was purchased by a couple of investors looking to buy in the mid peninsula.   It was the perfect investment opportunity as the home is in…
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1125 Palomar Drive, Redwood City

Another happy buyer! I'm so pleased that this family of four has finally found their dream home. The property has tons of space for two active girls and an amazing view from the deck.
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1027 Shoreline Drive, San Mateo Listing

Listing in San Mateo SOLD to a most delightful couple from London. They are going to make a happy new home along the water in Harbortown. Congratulations! Welcome to the neighborhood San Mateo County.
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Our Home Renovation: The Finished Guest Room

Look at these beautiful French doors that we installed for the guest room. We also installed curtains to protect our beautiful dark floors in the summertime. The room gives us a lot of options now that we can open it up, but it's frustrating to get everything organized. We still have some big items in…
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Our Home Renovation: The Finished Dining Room

Our dining room is almost finished. I love the chandelier we picked, but you have to use candles with it. That's fine until you're about three quarters of the way through a meal and hot wax drips down on your guests. Yikes! We're going to replace that with a real chandelier. Next issue: paint! After…
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Our Home Renovation: The Finished Mud Porch

This is our new mud porch. You can see that we've reconfigured it a little bit. We have a new Carrara counter. We also created room for a stacker-style washer and dryer. We're going to put a cabinet over that for our modem and relevant electronics. We also added a French door and reused our…
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324 Catalpa #103, San Mateo

A pied-a-terre for Grandma in Downtown San Mateo! This peaceful retreat for those over 55 offers the perfect blend of refuge and convenience. The 1-bedroom and 1-bathroom condo features a large, open patio that flows beyond the living room to create an inviting outdoor space. Listed at $335,000 from your trusted realtor of the Peninsula.…
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Our Home Renovation: The Finished Bathroom

This is our half bath, and there's still some things I need to work out about it. The contractor hung the light above the statement mirror too low, which makes the mirror seems mushed. We didn't end up connecting the half bath and the full bath, so I created a niche instead. I'm still not…
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What’s Happening on the Peninsula: August 2015

Enjoy a full day of art, crafts, music, wine and beer at Burlingame's annual art festival, now called Burlingame on the Avenue! Visit Historic Burlingame Avenue anytime from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on August 15th or 16th (Saturday and Sunday) to join in on the fun. Enjoy jazz on the Starbucks patio at the…
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Our Home Renovation: The Finished Living Room

Our living room is done! Well, almost. There's no furniture in it yet because we still need to choose a paint color for the walls. Mary, our colorist, helped us identify colors that match the original tile around the fireplace from 1927. The first time she was here, she helped me choose a beautiful matching…
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Our Home Renovation: We Are Done!

Finis! The contractors came for the final day last week, and the cleaning crew came to vacuum and scrub every surface covered in construction dust. We finally are able to shower in our own home again, and Jimmy and I have separate bathrooms! Naturally, there will be a punch list of items to tweak, and…
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Our Home Renovation: 1920’s Bathroom

One of the good things about living in the house during construction is that you can grab a cup of coffee in the morning and check out the previous day's work while still in your pajamas. So here I am checking out the tile shower surround and the cool diamond-shaped border: Our contractor suggested the…
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Our Home Renovation: No Shower!

We have no shower! Here I am washing my hair in the kitchen sink: We are certainly glad that we decided on the extra deep kitchen sink and the pull down hose. However, Jimmy seems to prefer the utility sink downstairs in the basement. We have both mastered the art of ‘sponge-bathing’ and sharing a…
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Our Home Renovation: The Bathroom Remodel

Today we began construction on our existing bathroom: We waited for this bathroom because it got us through the major construction, as it was the second of the two rooms untouched by the previous work. With this project, we lose our tub and shower. We understand that we will still have use of it in…
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Our Home Renovation: Mud Porch Cabinets

We kept our mud porch because it is so central to our lives. But we modified the size of it in our construction to make room for the new opened up center of the house. It is still the mud porch, but it now will perform double duty as our laundry room too. We have…
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Our Home Renovation: In-Between Projects

We haven’t begun the next big project (the main bathroom), but we are taking care of many in-between projects. We had relocated walls in what had been our middle bedroom / guest room, and created a new exit with double French doors from that room to our side yard. We had a large 10 x…
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